Sigma lens 70-200 or 100-400 ?

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SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 9,675
Re: Sigma lens 70-200 or 100-400 ?

I have both in EF mount, which I use with the MC-11. They are quite different, in build, and in performance.

The 100-400 is relatively compact and light compared to the 70-200. The 100-400 extends when zoomed, while the 70-200 is all internal. Stabilization on the 100-400 is excellent and seems to be better than that in the 70-200, but the AF is much faster in the 70-200. In terms of feel, the 70-200 is quite heavy (heaviest in its class, I think) and feels very solid. The weight is a bit unfortunate if you're carrying it around for a while, but the feel is not at all clunky - it feels very precise and professional.

I used the 70-200 to shoot horse jumping events. Indoors, in lousy lighting, the 70-200 did a great job of acquiring and following the horses.

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